The February issue of Poultry Science brings to a wider audience a selection of eight papers highlighting recent advancements in U.S. poultry sustainability, food safety and other challenges presented at the Poultry Science Association's 2012 annual meeting at the University of Georgia in July 2012. 


Five of the papers in the February issue were presented at the meeting’s keynote symposium, “Tomorrow's Poultry: Sustainability and Safety.” They address a range of topics including immune nutrition, gut ecology, plant-derived antimicrobials, antimicrobial peptides, processing and packaging. The remaining three papers were presented at a symposium entitled “Next Generation Sequencing: Applications for Food Safety and Poultry Production Symposium.” The topics covered range from the role of molecular genetics in poultry production to the use of genome sequencing as a tool for combating Campylobacter jejuni, a leading form of foodborne illness.